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What’s New, Fremont?

By Sean Keeley · August 11th, 2011 · No Comments

A look around the neighborhood to catch some of the stories falling through the cracks…

Need some new boots? Swing by Fremont’s Vintage Angel on Saturday, Aug. 13 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 14 (noon to 5 p.m.) for the $15 dollar boot sale. 400 pairs of boots on sale…

The Seattle City Council proposal requiring Seattle restaurants to pay for sick leave for their employees has many folks in town divided. Peter Glick, who owns Roxy’s Diner and Backdoor at Roxy’s, doesn’t seem too put-off by the idea. He estimated offering paid sick days would cost him no more than half a week’s payroll, about $6,000 a year, or roughly a 2 percent increase in labor costs. “It’s not a lot of money,” he said.

Übermind, one of the top developers of mobile applications, has moved to a new headquarters, located at 837 North 34th Street here in Fremont. The company is hoping to add about 50 new employees by the end of the year, so, keep that resume handy.

Singer/guitarist Andrew Vait, who teaches voice and guitar at the Fremont Music School in Fremont Abbey, is performing with his band Eternal Fair at the Comet Tavern this Friday, August 12.

Seattle Renters is hosting a This Is My Seattle Neighborhood Photo Contest. You post a nice photo of Fremont on their Facebook wall and you could win $50. Hurry, it’s Fremont Month so you’ve got to post in August.




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